Air humidification system in the Van Raam factory
Peter Heinen, Van Raam's project leader during the new building construction, tells magazine Installatie Totaal: "One of the many aspects that come up for discussion early on in such a project is the indoor climate. How do you ensure that employees can work in a pleasant and as healthy environment as possible? And then you choose a climate-technical installation that you hope and expect will run smoothly". After a number of months, there were some complaints from employees about the air. These complaints included dry lips and a dry mouth.
The problem of dry air was discussed with Heva Klimaat en Installatie, who is responsible for the entire installation in the Van Raam building. Peter Heinen: "Heva suggested looking at the air humidification system of B&B Humidification. We did that and the only question that remained for us was: what about diseases, legionella, humidity ... because of course you don't want employees who get sick from too dry air, but you also don't want them to snivel or catch a cold because of any kind of humidification". In the end B&B Humidification gave satisfactory answers and the system was installed.
At Van Raam, B&B Humidification placed several units in different departments for the humidification of the offices and assembly department. Sensors register the humidity and when the air becomes too dry, the atomization is switched on. The air is adiabatically humidified. Account manager Martijn Barink of B&B Humidification: "Adiabatic humidification is the humidification of air by vaporising water, which is way more economical than electric steam humidification. Practice has already shown that the calculation between investment, yield and return is positive. This will prove to be the case here as well. Good for the employees and also for the energy bill".